Wildlife Crime Bureau launches 2 raids in Miri leading to seizures worth RM1 million

The seized contrabands.

By Tedong Rantayy

Miri, June 14: In a decisive crackdown on illegal activities, the Bukit Aman Wildlife Crime Bureau executed two raids in Miri, leading to the seizure of contraband alcoholic beverages and cigarettes worth RM1,006,000.

According to Miri police chief ACP Alexson Naga Chabu, the first raid took place at around 7pm on Tuesday (June 11) at Desa Senadin.


The female suspect apprehended at this location is believed to have been actively involved in the sale of untaxed cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

The goods confiscated in this operation were valued at RM453,000. The suspect has been remanded at the Miri Central Police Station for four days to facilitate further investigation.

A second raid was carried out later in Permyjaya, Miri, targeting another premises suspected of similar illegal activities, which resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old foreign male.

The seized contraband from this location was valued at RM553,000, and the suspect has been remanded for six days for further investigation.

Both cases have been handed over to the District Criminal Investigation Division and are being investigated under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967.

Alexson emphasised the seriousness of the offences and urged the public to refrain from engaging in or abetting the trade of untaxed goods. He advised the community to purchase supplies only from authorised distributors and to report any suspicious activities to the police.

“The police will take strict action against individuals involved in the sale and distribution of untaxed goods. Public cooperation is crucial in our efforts to curb this illegal trade,” ACP Alexson stated. — DayakDaily